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Turmeric may help reduce pain for people with knee osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a condition when the natural cushioning between knee joints (cartilage) wears away. Although it is commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, young people can get it too and it may even be hereditary. Knee osteoarthritis causes pain, which is usually addressed with paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Now scientists from the University of […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

A team of researchers in the United States and Japan reports that spinal cord stimulation (SCS) measurably decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, both as a singular therapy and as a “salvage therapy” after deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies were ineffective. Writing in the journal Bioelectronic Medicine, first author Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, […]

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Separating weather forecasts from pain

Millions of Americans suffer from pain-inducing conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. New research from the University of Georgia shows a significant association between warm, tropical air masses and emergency room visits for these conditions. But not in the way we might think. The new research by Christopher Elick, lecturer of geography and […]